WHO IS RIGHT ABOUT T hJ N
that and how ihey work in tbat respect.
1/r. Bogolepov. In some eif the top-
secrel le-tte-r- we received in Moscow
frnm the Soviel Embassy in Washington,
I remember reading the report aboul
the assignment which was given to the
Soviel Embassy in Washington to use
ii- influence with foundations I mentioned before in order to gel into ihis
country, I mean the I'nited Steele-, some
members of the Communist parties of
-um,- Latin-American countries which
otherwise wen- unable to gel American
visas. The li-t of the students was for-
warded I" th,- Soviel Embassy, e-\ide-nil\
—I don't know quite how lhe operation
wei- done evidently through the Comintern people — perhaps through the
American Communisl party nr through
the Soviet representative in South
America countries I don I know how it
was done, hut anyhow iln- Soviel Embassy was in charge In try tn influence
lhe American government, through the
foundations, lo give fellowships to the
people from Latin \merica, which were
members of the local Communist party
and, of course, trained Soviet agents.
That is known to me from our secrel
files how this operation weis
1/r. Keele. Thai wa- pari of it. I take
it. the- program which was worked nut
1/r. Bogolepov. Theit is right; yes.
1/r. Keele (continuing): Which was
worked out in Moscow ?
1/r. Bogolepov. That is right.
1/r, Keele. Did vnu have' any opportunities other them iln- one invitation
•" become a fellow nr receive ;i scholarship? Diel vmi receive emv either opportunities 1" leilk tn nr talk with or address societies, \merican societies or
societies lhat had branches in America?
1/r. Bogolepov. During my work for
lie- Sievi.-t government, you mean?
1/r. Keele. Yes; during that time.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION HELPFUL
1/r. Bogolepov. A i'-. For example. I
was working nn a projeel connected wilh
iln- German reparations and allied debts,
ami 1 know thai one of lhe reputed
American scientific organizations in
Washington was also working in the
-.mu- field, ll weis the' Brookings Institution, so I have written a letter in m\
capacity of a member of the Sn\i<-|
Foreign Office asking them fnr giving
me the documents they have, and immediately I received in a very polite
form and very promptly all I need, a
bunch of documents and papers. Thev
were not. oi ceiur-e-. any secrel documents. 1 would tell you, thai were sent.
There was official publications, a re
sult of the American research of the
All I want to say is that in my capacity a- a member of the Soviet Foreign
Office I always meet a very kind and
receptive answer frnm the- American or-
ganizations which I addressed from time
to time. That is just one example.
After I was able to desert the Soviel
ceiuse. and when I came In the- Wesl
after ihe end of the war. I make myself
-nine effort tn contact lhe same organizations. Carnegie- Endowment, emd
Rockefeller, emd Brookings, ami Guggenheim, emd a lol of other-, whom I have
written in rather a naive mood thai now
I am not under duress and pressure,
now I am again myself, without an
obligation to help with tin- knowledge
I have about the Soviel I nion, it- sub-
versive activities, real aims, et cetera,
et cetera, et cetera.
1 started to make m\ applications and
appeals in 1946, I'M", writing llu- letters. The result was always negative . . .
Wr. Keele. To what do you attribute
that. Air. Bogolepov? I am talking now
aboul the resistance lhat vou find to
any attempts to work with the same
organizations which invited you I" work
with them at lhe time whin vmi were
wilh ihe Soviet government. What is
th.- cause fnr lhat or the reason?
1/r. Bogolepov. What is the cause? I
am much afraid iheil what is happening
with mc and wilh hundreds of oilier
Russian refugees from lln- Soviel I nion
is just a kind of revenge for llu- work
which I have- dime myself when I was
wilh the Soviel government.
1/r. Keele. Revenge on the part of
whom? I mean, whn i- taking oul this
1/r. Bogolepov. Sn in say, I am hit by
myself, fnr while winking fnr tin- Soviet government I was obliged against my
will I wei- obliged to help lhe infiltration of the pro-Communists eiml pro-
Soviel idea- iii the brain- of the \\ estern
people, emd when I come here myself I
iu-i ine-e-i iln- results nf thi- wink. Whal
I didn't know, what amazed me—
1/r. Keele. Meev I interrupt vnu fnr a
moment? You mean hy thai, as I un-
derstand il. that having helped carry
out the- plan of infiltration when you
were with the Soviel government, and
that plan having succeeded, In -nun-
extent, nnw when you come here and
try lo work wilh those organizations
you are met hv the resistance from those
who have been infiltrated through your
Mr. Bogolepov. That is right; that is
exactly what I meant, ye- . . .
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suit- the Foundation had in mind, the
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was understood that, within these general terms, the directors of the new
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nul their own policies ami lo make such
greuils as they thought proper, without
further reference to the Ford Foundation.
Pursuant to these decisions. The Fund
for ihe Republic weis incorporated with
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December, 1952. In February. 1955.. the
Ford Foundation appropriated SI 1,000,-
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any other independent beneficiary oi
In May. 1051k Clifford 1'. Case, a
member of Congress from New Jersey,
was elected president of lhe Fund. Air.
(lei-.- look office in August. 1951V He resigned lo accept nomination to lln- Senate April 1. 1951. I succeeded him on
June 1, 1954.
Thc Fund for lhe Republ
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i • a I'le
. into a
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done. It is nnt engaged in the siippol'1 (f
of long-lerm research. It is not interested
in scholarship eis such. Nor is it con-
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seeking tn obtain answers I" question!
that an- pressing now.
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understanding of civil liberties. Th'
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